A 450-Square-Foot San Francisco Studio Apartment’s Color Palette Aims for a Calm and Creative Mindset
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Name: Kate DeWitt
Location: San Francisco, California
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 450 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year and 6 months, renting
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I moved into my little studio after spending a year living with my parents during Covid. I had so much pent-up creative energy that I couldn’t wait to channel into a space of my own. This is the first apartment I’ve lived in without roommates and since moving in I’ve become more confident in my own style. There is something pretty special about creating a space of your own in your twenties. I feel very lucky to call this little space mine.
I am a very creative minded person and I think my home reflects that. My color palette (lavenders, mauves, whites, and vintage wood tones) calms me down and puts me in a creative mindset. I also focused a lot on mood lighting in this space. I have a strict “no overhead lighting” rule and I turn to lamps and dimmer switches for my everyday lighting. As an anxious person, this simple change has done me wonders!
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Cozy, eclectic, minimal, and feminine
What is your favorite room and why? Definitely the kitchen! When I was looking for apartments, a beautiful kitchen was top on my wish list. I still pinch myself most days that I found a near-perfect one(at least for a studio apt). I have two huge windows, tall white cabinets, and updated appliances. I love playing around with styling my cutting boards and cookbooks and arranging fresh flowers from the farmer’s market on the weekend.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? I recently started collecting Splatterware Dishes from MARCH SF. They make all my meals so much more exciting and they look gorgeous on my dining table too! I have the white on terracotta colorway.
Any advice for creating a home you love? Trust your style! If you’re surrounded by items you truly love, you really can’t go wrong.
This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.
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